To place tables, chairs or other temporary furniture on the pavement in Sheffield, you require a licence.
A pavement cafe licence is required to place objects upon the highway under Section 115E of the 1980 Highways Act (Miscellaneous Provisions).
Therefore, where a business wishes to put tables and chairs outside their premises for the purposes of providing an outside seating area for customers, the above consent is required and a licence must be applied for.
It is the responsibility of the licensee to obtain all other consents required, including Planning Permission, in connection with the proposed extension of their business onto the highway and, where appropriate, any amendment to their existing premises licence.
The cost for a pavement café licence is £95 for a 12 month licence.
To apply for a pavement licence, you will be required to submit the following documentation:
Planning consent (if applicable)
Location and site layout plan
Public Liability Insurance of at least £2million
Written consent of adjacent land owner
Premises licence under the Licensing Act 2003 (if applicable).
A public notice detailing the proposal and deadline for representations will be published at a position at or near where the proposal relates.
The notice shall specify a period of 28 days during which representations regarding the proposal can be made.
Within this period, we will consult with any other relevant authorities and take into account any representations.
If there are no representations to the proposal, we will endeavour to process your application within 14 days after the last date for representations.
It is in the public interest that we process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from us within a reasonable period, please contact us.
Alternatively contact us for further information.
Please contact us in the first instance.
An appointed arbitrator will determine if consent has been unreasonably withheld.
We would always advise that in the event of a complaint you first make contact with us, preferably in the form of a letter (with proof of delivery).
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